§ Mr. Adley
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to apprise local authorities of the Department's new proposals for 20 mph speed zones in association with the installation of road humps; and if he will take steps to ensure that local authorities are encouraged to make use of these new regulations.
§ Mr. Chope
We have issued a new roads circular—4/90 —on the guidelines to be followed by local authorities when considering new schemes. We are encouraging local authorities to establish 20 mph zones, and have allocated over £31 million for local safety schemes within the minor works allocation of the transport supplementary grant settlement.